Posted on February 16, 2016
Long ago in the time before social media, people started talking about Blogs and Blogging. I hoped it was a fad and would naturally die. The only reason: I don’t like the sound of the word blog. Worse than some four-letter words, blog sounds like fingernails scraping chalkboard to me. I’d much rather be on a beach somewhere in warm water floating and watching clouds.
For nearly a year, this blog has been broken. I didn’t miss writing posts here because I poured my heart on on Facebook and Twitter. However, my new publishing company (partly me) expects authors to blog. I’d rather say write.
So, let’s do this thing. Let’s blog. Let’s write. Let’s share content with the world. I’m going to write my best tips for social media, buying and selling real estate, sex psychology, and traveling. What are you blogging about? Do you like blogging? Let’s meetup after on a Caribbean Island. Deal?2 Comments
Posted on February 14, 2014
I received word early this morning that my aunt passed away. Like the sky reflected in my pool, I will see my aunt’s reflection in her children and grandchildren. I will feel her caring love as I work my way through this busy weekend. It’s appropriate that she passed on Valentine’s Day because all she wanted was to be loved. I’m happy to celebrate her life every Valentine’s Day from now on. My aunt inspired me to have many children. I always loved spending time with my five cousins at her home. God bless and keep her happy. She is loved.3 Comments
Posted on January 24, 2014
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” –Buddha
“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8 King James Bible
“Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionately to their occupancy of your thoughts.” –Mary Baker Eddy
“Everything necessary to the full and complete expression of the most boundless experience of joy is mine now.” — Ernest Holmes
From How to Have Better Sex, Lose Weight, Make Millions, and Eat Chocolate.com:
Ponder a moment about all the world’s civilizations. Without knowing about each other, in different ways, societies came to the same conclusion—there is a creator, a higher spiritual power. Ancients knew how to meditate and turn their desires into prayers and into objects. They created beautiful pottery out of sand that lasts for thousands of years. All the material exists in the universe to create everything you see manmade. Man has not learned how to create the sand, the Earth, or mankind. Man creates objects from existing resources. We can learn to use prayers, meditation, and thoughts to make things we desire to create a life of our dreams. –Jeanette Joy Fisher
Don’t you love taking a blank slate and creating something glorious? I’m so grateful for my home, which came with plain dirt surrounding the house. This wall was built from my imagination using God’s materials.
Posted on October 16, 2013
One of my biggest mistakes was letting a doctor put me on antidepressants without doing research. Guess what I found out after my girlfriends and daughter celebrated one night with me? While having a great, hours-long dinner at my favorite restaurant, we had two glasses of wine and an after dinner fancy coffee drink. When we left, they were fine, but I was acting crazy drunk.
Maria asked, “What are you on?” I said “Nothing…wait, you mean Wellbutrin (bupropion)?”
We realized I had been acting strange for quite some time. Years.
From the many bupropion side effects I found listed online, I experienced these: confusion, trouble concentrating, unusual thoughts and behaviors, distress, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in my ears), sleep abnormalities and impaired sleep quality, decreased memory, forgetfulness (I had trouble remembering Maria’s last name!), shortness of breath, shaking or trembling hands, dropping objects, and spilling drinks. There are many more side effects, including seizures, which I didn’t have. I was afraid I had early onset Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Not being able to keep thoughts straight feels incapacitating.
I feel sorry for my friends who only knew me while taking this medication. Within a few days of weaning the antidepressant, the ringing in my ears left one ear and decreased significantly in the other. After just a few days without Wellbutrin, I started writing again. Today, I’m working on two new books and loving life. I’m much happier than I was taking the medicine. I don’t drink nearly as often and when I do, I’m not out of control.
How many people taking antidepressants are misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or attention deficit disorders?
Besides taking my doctor’s advice on medicines, I allowed my friends to counsel me and I paid a coach to teach me internet marketing–all wrong. I also witnessed many of my friends paying “coaches” who gave them bad advice.
Take responsibility for your actions. Make your own decisions. Too many people let their friends and others claiming to be life coaches, who aren’t licensed counselors or trained professionals, tell them what to do. If you’re a life coach, please guide and encourage clients to their own inspired conclusions.
Center yourself and seek Divine counsel.
Please tell me what you think in the comments.
Joy to You!3 Comments
Posted on October 8, 2013
We’ve all been told to stop dwelling on the past and on things that make us unhappy. You don’t need to be a New Thought or Oprah Unity follower to see the positive vibrations emanating outward from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and even the more business-directed Linkedin. I love this exciting, uplifting, spiritual energy!
But, what do you do when sadness wells up and you feel like crying? I’ve been in the depths of darkness with my broken heart hurting so badly I had trouble breathing. I wanted my heart to burst so I would die. After all, it felt like a real heart attack. Why not let it kill me and put me out of misery? You may not have lost a child and a husband, but you most likely have lived through a broken heart.
Besides tragedies, everyday hardships cause endless suffering. When we pull ourselves up by leaning on each other and concentrating on the goodness surrounding us, we feel happiness. You get what you concentrate on, so why not think about the flowers, birds, and loving friends? Perhaps you desire so many things that you concentrate on your personal material goals and wonder why you’re still not happy.
Try this easy, quick (only three questions) exercise without cheating yourself and reading ahead. Get a piece of paper or open a new screen. If you take the extra seconds to write down each question by long hand, your brain helps you fill in the answers.
Dwell for a moment on your discontent.
1. What makes me feel discontented? Write down a few things that make you restless, unhappy. Don’t over-think. Just jot.
2. What do I desire to ease the discontent? Next, write down what you long for to replace your discontent.
3. What are my decisions to take action to change? Base your decisions on what’s your highest sense of good for others, for you, for your life, for your business.
Your decisions form your destiny! Some days, it pays to let your unhappiness help you change your life. Discontent shapes desire. Desire sparks decisions. Decisions structure destiny. It’s your life. Chose joy!
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